Art and Industry| 22mins
Director: Shikha Trivedy | Producer: NDTV
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: India
While shopping malls, auto fairs, and temples attract massive crowds and business, museums and galleries get few visitors. And patrons of the arts are a vanishing breed at a time when being socially responsible is more rewarding for corporations. After the market crash of 2008, collectors vanished and unsold works began to gather dust in galleries. Many artists lost their nerve and 'page 3 status.' But an equal number stayed focused on producing exciting and edgy works, experimenting with forms as diverse as video and performance art, new material, and unconventional ways of showing. But many believe ways of seeing art have not kept pace with these changes. It's still about paintings on the wall. Or is it because in recent times events have replaced the need for art?